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Infographic: How to Express Determination in Japanese

These are phrases you need to know when you want to express how determined you are in Japan.

Infographic: how to express determination in Japanese

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I won’t change my mind.
もう気は変わらない.
mou ki wa kawaranai.

I’m not going anywhere.
どこにも行かんぞ.
doko ni mo ikan zo.

That’s my final decision.
これが最終決定だ.
kore ga saishuu kettei da.

I’ve made up my mind.
もうわたしの心は決まってるんだよ.
mou watashi no kokoro wa kimatterun da yo.

I will never say it.
これからも決してそんなことは言わない.
kore kara mo kesshite sonna koto wa iwanai.

That’s not gonna happen.
そうはいかないよ.
sou wa ikanai yo.

I won’t let them do it.
あいつらの好きにさせてたまるものか.
aitsura no suki ni sasete tamaru mono ka.


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I have decided to help you.
わたしは、あなたを助けることに決めた.
watashi wa, anata o tasukeru koto ni kimeta.

I do not agree with your decision.
あなたの決定に同意しない.
anata no kettei ni doui shinai.

I decided not to go.
行かないことに決めた.
ikanai koto ni kimeta.

I will not talk of this any more. It’s finished.
この話はこれきりにしよう. もはや終わったことだ.
kono hanashi wa korekiri ni shiyou. mohaya owatta koto da.

My mind was already made up.
決心がついていました.
kesshin ga tsuite imashita.

I won’t let that happen, not while I’ve got breath left in me!
わたしの息のあるうちは絶対そんなことさせない.
watashi no iki no aru uchi wa zettai sonna koto sasenai.

I’ve made my decision. Leave me alone.
もう決めたんだから. ほっといてちょうだい.
mou kimetan dakara. hottoite choudai.

It is decided. There will be no more argument.
決定した事だ. 議論の余地は無い.
kettei shita koto da. giron no yochi wa nai.

I mean it!
本気だぞ!
honki da zo.

What have you made up your mind to do?
どう腹をきめたのかな.
dou hara o kimeta no kana.

Let me know if you change your mind.
気が変わったら知らせてくれ.
ki ga kawattara shirasete kure.

In the end the decision belongs to you.
最終的にこれはきみ自身が決めることだ.
saishuuteki ni kore wa kimi jishin ga kimeru koto da.

You don’t want to change your mind?
考え直す気はないか?
kangaenaosu ki wa nai ka.


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